If you think you’ve seen this cute little cottage at 8919 Forest Hills Blvd., your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. We actually featured this space before, but at that time it was the office of interior designer Kim Armstrong. She transformed this home from a hoarder’s hellhole to a gorgeous, cozy little Little Forest Hills cottage.
And now, because she’s got tons of projects and another baby on the way, she’s decided to office out of her Lake Highlands home and rent this cutie out. If you need evidence on what a huge transformation this was, check out the post Kim wrote for us.
We’ve talked about this before, but in the land of leasing in Dallas — and this goes doubly for single-family homes — you have to act fast. True to form, Kim says they had nine people view the home over last weekend just days after they advertised that the home was available. Of that group, six people applied to lease the home, and after some interviewing and credit checking, Kim says they found a wonderful tenant.
Good for Kim, because this home was like a baby to her. She oversaw the renovation of this adorable Little Forest Hills cottage, which has two bedrooms, one bath, and 774 square feet, every step of the way. She was asking $1,600 for this sweet little spot, which considering the attention to detail and high-end finish out, isn’t unreasonable. I have been inside this lovely home and it is just perfect for a busy single person or a young professional.
The location is absolutely perfect — just down Lakeland from the Dallas Arboretum, and a quick walk to White Rock Lake — plus the calm streets of Little Forest Hills are popular with pedestrians and cyclists. You can really live an urban lifestyle in a wonderfully quiet, suburban neighborhood right next to Dallas’ Crown Jewel!
Not only that, but it has a wide open back yard and a board-on-board privacy fence, so your pup will be living large along with you. Plus, there’s that adorable front porch with that cute pergola. That’s a wonderful spot where you can read a book and enjoy getting to know your neighbors. Congrats to the luck tenant! We hope your move-in is stress-free!
This experience has definitely motivated Kim to expand her rental portfolio, so stay tuned for more great designer leases! What about you: Does this inspire you to remodel something rundown so that a tenant can fall in love?